Friday, June 24, 2016

and how the photos turned out...

here's a few photos from the photos session shown in the last post, i think they turned out very well! A big shout out to my dad who is the photographer in the family....

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

more fun with photos

so i am working on photos for entries into a couple of upcoming shows...deadline the end of the month! (naturally!)

have a different, kind of funky, homemade set-up for taking photos of larger items, with graduated background etc. basically it is PVC pipe, and some frosted corplast (to deflect the light), black cloth (to darken the back) and grey photo paper....

here are a couple of photos of the setup, resulting photos to follow....


Friday, April 22, 2016

photos: trying to be techno

Well, I don't do a very good job of keeping up with technology and social media...I am not on facebook (it's been on my to do list for years) or instagram (to do list)...but I do have this blog and an etsy page, which I am trying to update/overhaul and stay current with. I do respond to emails in a timely fashion, and even text (still new and a big deal)! why I remember sending my first emails in university....
in any case i have been taking photos, which in my mind sometimes seems an arduous task, but isn't so bad when i get down to it. especially when it means time outside on the glorious sunny (hot!) weather we have been blessed with!
here's a shot of my little pop-put set-up and a photo soon to be posted on etsy...


Friday, March 4, 2016

getting down to it

okay, so it's not really winter anymore...spring around the corner, daffodils in full bloom, blossoms snowing down in the wind, the peas and broad beans peeking up...
so its time wake up from my mentlal hibernation and get down to it, making of a more productive sort, or a more regular routine. this week was mugs, egg cups, juice cups, tumblers, and platters!
here's shots from the afternoon...

BEFORE (platters off the hump molds, with rims finished):

DURING (stencils chosen and placed around, not yet attached):

AFTER (slip poured over stencils, then slip trailing, sgraffito, text, etc...and stencils pulled off)

hoping to load the platters and everything else in the kiln tomorrow!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

slow and steady

it's been a slow start to the new year, and feels like it has entailed more cleaning, purging, sorting, and dump runs than making...just as well - it does take the studio a long time to heat up this time of year.
but i have managed to find a bit of play time, while also making, yes, mugs...am trying to stick to a goal of spending on week a month (for the next few months) making new things, or playing, making new images, etc...

here's from some time spent in january:

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

wintery wares

here's a few things just out of the kiln with a wintery theme...tiny sneak peek at what will be at the Owl this weekend...

here's the mug from previous process post, finished:


another moose mug: white slip trailing on white slip...even though there's no snow here, well there is thick frost some mornings....


a wee white slip platter: who doesn't love bicycling in the winter?! and red berries, green leaves...seasonal hints:


caribou platter: hawthorny leaves, more red berries...


not to worry not everything is ungulates and bicycles (well okay i made LOTS of bicycles of various styles)...bears, herons, salmon, crows, foxes, hummingbirds, rubber boots, umbrellas, trees, etc...
and some new new things with my new new bike cranks and cogs stencils!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The OWL

well I am doing one fair this winter season - the Owl Fair in Fernwood!
come on down and check all the fine handmade goods...